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Collection Number: 350
Collection Name: Abraham D. Stoesz Papers
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1963
Bulk Dates: 1957-1961
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Abraham D. Stoesz Papers are composed of approximately 1100 35mm slides. Subjects of the slides include erosion, soil, plants, and flowers, as well as what seem to be tourism photographs from Washington D.C., New York City, and other cities and universities. Many slides are clearly labeled with the date, location, and subjects of the slide. The slides represent locations all over the United States. A second large part of the collection contains field notebooks kept by Stoesz. There are approximately 50 notebooks which include notes from conferences, meetings, field expeditions, etc. Some are clearly dated and easy to understand; others contain abbreviated notes and are undated. The notebooks date from 1952-1963, with the bulk of them relating to 1957-1961. Also included in this collection is a program from Stoesz's funeral, two photographs, and 12 35mm film rolls. All film rolls are rolled and may not be viewable without proper preservation. Eight of the rolls are stored in metal film canisters that could not be opened during the accession process.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Abraham D. Stoesz was born on April 26, 1894. He worked with the Soil Conservation Service beginning in the late 1920s and continued there until his retirement in the early 1960s. He worked in locations including Mandan, ND; Rapid City, SD; Lincoln, NE; Washington, DC; and Tanzania. He died on February 24, 1982. The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) is now called the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); for more information: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov
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Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 373
Collection Name: Absalom Donahoo Apple Nursery Records
Earliest Date: 1870
Latest Date: 1880
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: This notebook contains Absalom Donahoo's records of the apple cultivars he was testing for potential commercial production in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska. His land was south of Nebraska City on Highway 75.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Absalom Donahoo (1833-1880) was a friend of Sterling Morton, Secretary of Agriculture from 1893-1897, and a charter member of the Nebraska Horticultural Society.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 448
Collection Name: Account Book of Smith Starkey, Guilford
Earliest Date: 1848
Latest Date: 1851
Collection Description: A handwritten account book of Smith Starkey from Vermont. He did blacksmithing and also owned a general store, that sold agricultural products. The account book consists of the names of his clients and the work that had been done for them, how much they owed him, and what type of payment received: e.g. cash. The ledger is in alphabetical order.
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Collection Number: 1
Collection Name: Agricultural and Pomological Club of King George County, Virginia, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1871
Latest Date: 1876
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Agricultural and Pomological Club of King George County, Virginia, Manuscript consists of the handwritten record book of meetings of the Agricultural and Pomological Club of King George County, Virginia, 1871-1876, which contains entries on the establishment of the club including constitution, by-laws, officers, and membership. There is a handwritten index of names and subjects listed in the book. Some of the subjects of meetings include seeds received from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for distribution among club members, canning, commercial fertilizer, implements, plowing, crops, grapes, hay, farm improvement, fences and fence laws, immigration, labor, land, manures, potatoes, and sheep husbandry. Members present at the first meeting included Col. Edward T. Tayloe, Maj. John D. Rogers, John F. Dickerson, John P. Robb, Fielding Lewis, Horace d. Ashton, Michael Wallace, Thomas T. Arnold, Julien J. Hason, and William I. Brown [sic]. The Virginia Historical Society Library owns "Proceedings at a meeting…held at the court house, on Saturday the 11th of November, 1871", eight pages.
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Subjects: Farms and Farming Systems

Collection Number: 217
Collection Name: Agricultural Artifacts Collection
Linear Feet: 20.75
Collection Description: The Agricultural Artifacts Collection consists of a variety of small to medium-sized artifacts relating to agriculture. There are hand scythes from China, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Thailand, and the United States; a cocoa knife from Jamaica; a long scythe blade; and various small metal implements. Other categories of artifacts include tools, models, and research and laboratory devices. Examples include an animal trap, an insect trap, a telescope, a liquid nitrogen carrier, a magnifying eye piece, and models of farmers hoeing and plowing. No specific dates are known. Alice H. Schilberg donated one stereoscope plus one colored image titled "Grounds from the Agricultural Department, Washington, DC." J. F. Harris publishers, Washington, D.C. A plant exploration bag was carried by for U.S. National Arboretum director John L. Creech. The tan bag has a loose top with grommets and rope so it can be pulled shut. There are leather straps for adjusting to a satchel. Creech marked the locations he traveled using marker on the outside of the bag. His journeys include: Japan (1956, 57, and 61), Ethiopa (1958), Hong Kong (1961), India (1962), Nepal (1962), Mexico (1960), USSR (1963), Sikkim (1964), Taiwan (1967), and Siberia (1972).
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 2
Collection Name: Agricultural History Society Records
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 33.25
Collection Description: The Agricultural History Society Records contain meeting papers such as minutes, reports, programs, invitations, and financial statements; correspondence; and materials pertaining to the Agricultural History journal, such as administrative records, correspondence, award committee notes, reviewed articles, permission to publish forms, and information on symposiums given by the journal organization.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Agricultural History Society (AHS) was founded in 1919. Rodney H. True was chosen as chair and later elected as the society’s first president. The founding members were from diverse professions--historians, sociologists, economist, and other scientists who believed they could better comprehend their individual fields through an understanding of the history of agriculture. The society maintained a close association with the USDA through the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and its successor organizations. Several USDA employees have served as officers. The society’s purpose is "stimulating interest in, promoting the study of, and facilitating research and publications on Rural Societies." The organization’s journal, Agricultural History, explores agricultural developments over time, in all geographies, and among all peoples. Agricultural History is issued quarterly and publishes a range of articles on institutions, methodologies, and sciences--all of which have been contributing factors in agricultural growth. The journal includes innovative research, timely book and film reviews, and special issues that unite diverse methodology under one agriculture history-related theme.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Subjects: Agricultural Organizations

Collection Number: 260
Collection Name: Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Market Photograph Collection
Earliest Date: 1959
Latest Date: 1984
Bulk Dates: 1960s-1970s
Linear Feet: 11.5
Collection Description: The Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Market Photograph Collection consists primarily of slides of farm markets and associated marketing and transportation activities throughout the United States, with a few examples from foreign countries.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 3
Collection Name: Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Records
Earliest Date: 1956
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 3.75
Collection Description: The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Records include some membership listings and directories, ARCLight newsletters (April 1956- July 1994), biographies of past presidents and significant early members, and meeting programs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) was founded in December 1953 as a national professional association for practitioners of agricultural public relations. ARC conceived and organized the first U.S. Agricultural Communicators’ Congress (USACC) in Washington, D.C., in June 1984, and has coordinated a similar national program for every four years since.
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Collection Number: 397
Collection Name: Agricultural Research Service Insect Biocontrol Laboratory Rose Gall Midge Photographs
Earliest Date: 1915
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Insect Biocontrol Laboratory Rose Gall Midge Photograph Collection contains approximately 100 photographs related to the work on the rose gall midge (Dasineura spp.) in the 1970s by the Agricultural Research Service's Insect Biocontrol Laboratory. They show various aspects of early pest research in regards to rose plants in the DC area from approximately 1915-1970. Other offices mentioned throughout the collection are Tropical Crops and Truck Crops, both part of the Agricultural Research Service.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Insect Biocontrol Laboratory conducted research on the management of insect pests on agriculture and to manage their threat on our nation's food and fiber using non-chemical approaches. One such project was the rose gall midge and their relationship with rose plants. The collection is comprised of photographs of some of this early research and are labeled based on what type of information they collected.
Processed: Minimally processed, view the partial finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 492
Collection Name: Agricultural Safety and Health Collection
Earliest Date: 1910
Latest Date: 2012
Linear Feet: 15.5
Collection Description: The Agricultural Safety and Health (ASH) Collection consists of publications, reports, correspondence, and committee minutes concerning the history of ASH with the following general subjects: accident and injury studies; AgrAbility; history of farm safety; major agricultural safety and health reviews; public health and agromedicine initiatives; slow moving vehicle emblem history; specific hazards, risks, and practices; and youth safety and specific activities. Organizations include: National Institute for Farm Safety, Inc.; National Safety Council, Agricultural Division; Ohio State University; and Pennsylvania State University. The collection was donated by Dr. Dennis J. Murphy of Pennsylvania State University in 2019.
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Subjects: Agricultural History; Agricultural Organizations
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 4
Collection Name: Agricultural Society of Albemarle Transactions Manuscript (Photostatic copy)
Earliest Date: 1817
Latest Date: 1828
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Agricultural Society of Albemarle Transactions Manuscript includes rules and regulations, records of new members, their signatures, minutes of meetings, and committee reports. Preceding the manuscript are two letters from Armistead C. Gordon, an attorney in Staunton, Virginia, to Rodney H. True, a botanist at the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), regarding the manuscript's origins and previous ownership. This volume is a photostatic copy of the original in the Virginia Historical Society.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Agricultural Society of Albemarle (Charlottesville, Va.) was formed in 1817 to promote the interests of agriculture, and rural and domestic economy. Many distinguished Virginians, including Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, were members. Staunton, Virigina attorney Armistead C. Gordon indicated that he was presented the photostatic copy of the manuscript by a descendant of one of the society's members and then sent it to the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, in 1913. By 1917, the manuscript copy was in the possession of Rodney H. True, a botanist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bureau of Plant Industry, and he and Gordon were corresponding about its origins. The bookplate in the front cover indicates that True presented the manuscript copy to the National Agricultural Library.
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Collection Number: 167
Collection Name: Albert Davis Taylor Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1936
Latest Date: 1936
Linear Feet: 0.3
Collection Description: The Albert Davis Taylor Manuscript is the result of an inspection trip of landscape architecture in national forests conducted during the summer of 1936 by Taylor and R. D. Bonnet. This manuscript, the report of the trip, consists of assessments of the problems of landscape and recreational planning in the national forests, supplemented by illustrations of desirable and undesirable application of methods and principles of design to specific problems. Increasing social use of national forests made it necessary to reevaluate the standard of landscape design throughout the U.S. Forest Service in an effort to preserve the natural aspects of the forest. The typewritten manuscript is titled "Problems of Landscape Architecture in the National Forests; Report to the Chief, Forest Service, on a Trip of Inspection through Some of the National Forests in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9." Written in 1936, it consists of 223 pages, including photographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Albert Davis Taylor (d. 1951), consulting landscape architect for the U.S. Forest Service and R.D. Bonnet, associate landscape architect in the Washington office of the Division of Recreation and Lands, conducted an inspection trip of landscape architecture in national forests during the summer of 1936.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 480
Collection Name: Albert Franklin Burgess Moth Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1889
Latest Date: 1944
Bulk Dates: 1944
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: Collection consists of a two volume manuscript "The Gypsy Moth and the Brown-tail Moth: A History of the Work for Prevention of Spread and Extermination of these Insects in North America" by A.F. Burgess. The text volume is dated 1944 and the photographs and maps volume is dated 1889-1942.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Albert Franklin Burgess (1873-1953) was an entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture from 1907 to 1943, first in the Bureau of Entomology then in the U.S. Plant Quarantine and Control Administration and finally in the U.S. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. From 1913 to 1928, Burgess was placed in charge of the gypsy moth and brown-tail moth project which was the largest attempt at the time to introduce natural enemies to control an imported pest. In 1928, he was appointed principal entomologist of the U.S. Plant Quarantine and Control Administration. From 1934 until his retirement, he was principal entomologist of the U.S. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. He was considered the foremost authority in the United States on the gypsy and brown-tail moths, authoring several reports, bulletins, and books.
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Subjects: Entomology; Physical Sciences
Formats: Maps; Photographs
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 27
Collection Name: Albert Wade Brant Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1907
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 28.5
Collection Description: The Albert Wade Brant Collection contains copies of scientific literature and non-published documents on poultry meat and egg research, dating from approximately 1930 until 1998. An author file of 17,000 cards accompanies the publications. The abstracts were generated or made available by the following organizations or individuals: Institute of American Poultry Industries; University of Illinois; U.S. Egg and Poultry Magazine; Dr. George F. Stewart and A. Wade Brant. Other materials in the collection include minutes of the Pacific Dairy and Poultry Association (PDPA), Institute of American Poultry Industries (IAPI), letters, photographs, cartoons, post cards, humorous poems, chicken and turkey stories, newspaper clippings, chicken jokes, Poultry Science Association mementos, and films.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Albert Wade Brant (1919-2011) graduated from Kansas State University in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree in poultry husbandry, received a master of science degree in poultry nutrition from Michigan State University in 1942, and a Ph.D. in food science and technology in 1949 from Iowa State University. For 10 years (1949-1959) Brant worked for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, Maryland, conducting research on egg and poultry meat quality, rising to the position of chief of the Poultry Research Branch, Animal Husbandry Research Division. From late-1959 through 1980 Brant worked at the University of California – Davis, College of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Technology as a Food Technologist, Lecturer in Food Science and Technology, and Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Brant was actively involved with the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) and its USA Branch (and predecessor committee) from 1958-1996 and remains a lifetime member. From 1965-1978, he served as secretary/ treasurer, vice president, and president of the USA Branch. In 1978 he was elected treasurer of the WPSA and served in that capacity until 1996. Brant authored or co-authored over 250 research papers, bulletins, technical articles, and book chapters, and two public service patents.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 69
Collection Name: Alexander Gordeuk Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 9.5
Collection Description: The Alexander Gordeuk Papers contain items relating to the U.S. Branch of the World Poultry Science Association and its participation in World’s Poultry Congresses held in Mexico in 1958, in the Soviet Union in 1966, and in Spain in 1970. The papers include records and minutes; photographs, negatives and color slides; and numerous publications.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alexander Gordeuk of Rahway, New Jersey, was a member of U.S. Participation Committee, World’s Poultry Congress.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 77
Collection Name: Alfonso L. Herrera Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1930
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Alfonso L. Herrera Manuscript, titled "Siliza y Vida; Importancia de la Siliza en Biologia, Medicina, Plasmogenia, Agricultura e Industria y Teorias Acerca del Origen de la Vida" (1930), is 791 numbered leaves. Translation of title page: Silica And Life; The importance of silica in biology, medicine, plasmogenia, agriculture and theories about the origin of life. Illustrated work with 115 prints and color plates. Imitation of chromosomes segmentation by calcium fluorosilicate. Infiltration of sea-water in fluorosilicate fresh water.
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Collection Number: 176
Collection Name: Alfred Charles True Papers
Earliest Date: 1847
Latest Date: 1929
Linear Feet: 9
Collection Description: The Alfred Charles True Papers include manuscripts, notes, and drafts of works True was engaged in writing, as well as papers and documents that he accumulated for historical research between 1900 and 1929. The materials reflect his interest in agricultural history and relate especially to his trilogy histories on research, education, and extension work.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alfred Charles True (1853-1929) was Chief of the Office of Experiment Stations from 1893-1915 and director of the State Relations Service from 1915-1923.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 266
Collection Name: Alfred H. Baumhover Papers: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1949
Latest Date: 1997
Bulk Dates: 1950-1970
Linear Feet: 17
Collection Description: The Alfred H. Baumhover: Screwworm Eradication Program Records include reports, correspondence, publications, public information materials, photographs, awards, notes, and artifacts.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alfred H. Baumhover (b. 1921) was integral to the screwworm eradication program in its early stages and continued to advise the program for many years. Baumhover, an entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is best known for his contributions to the screwworm eradication programs of the 1950s and 1960s. He began his career in 1949 in the USDA Grasshopper Control Division and worked with Raymond Bushland in Texas on various farm pests. Bushland and Edward F. Knipling were preparing to begin field experimentation on the sterile insect technique. Baumhover became the lead field agent of these experiments, which primarily targeted the screwworm. In 1954 he led the experiment in Curacao that eradicated screwworms from the island. For his efforts, he was conferred knighthood by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Baumhover also worked on the eradication programs in the Southeast and Southwest United States. Although he continued to advise the screwworm program throughout his career, Baumhover worked primarily with tobacco insect research from 1963 until his retirement.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 101
Collection Name: Alfred Martin Lucas Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1866
Latest Date: 1962
Linear Feet: 27
Collection Description: The Alfred Martin Lucas (b. 1900) Papers contain original artwork, color swatches, galley proofs, and other materials related to the Atlas of Avian Hematology, 1961. Collection contains detailed notes on avian anatomy, unidentified printers’ plates, three German language publications, a list of poultry theses presented for advanced degrees in the United States between 1896 and 1950, and a copy of the proceedings from Avian Leukosis Conference of 1962.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 207
Collection Name: Alvin L. Young Collection on Agent Orange
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 2005
Bulk Dates: 1960-1989
Linear Feet: 120
Collection Description: The Alvin L. Young Collection on Agent Orange contains correspondence, newspaper articles, journal reprints, conference papers, technical reports, congressional hearing testimony, government documents, monographs, and other research materials concerned with the phenoxy herbicides, the toxic impurity 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-dibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), and related chemicals. Much of the collection focuses on, or is related to, Agent Orange, a phenoxy herbicide containing TCDD used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alvin L. Young (b. 1942), a specialist in herbicide physiology, amassed this collection over more than 25 years of research conducted for the U.S. Air Force, Veterans Administration, and other federal agencies. He has also served as an advisor or consultant to the National Academies of Science and the Italian and Austra lian governments. His expertise includes the ecological impact and toxicity of the herbicides used in the Vietnam War; the environmental fate and toxicology of tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxins; and science policy and risk assessment/risk management applied to environmental issues.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 6
Collection Name: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Records (now the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 145
Collection Description: The American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Records contains correspondence, constitution, bylaws, handbooks, directories, ledgers, invoices, newsletters, black and white and color photographs, membership listings, reports, policies, student chapters papers, publications, and papers of various committees. A majority of the records are drafts of articles for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The AAEA is a professional society for those interested in agricultural economics. The organization is committed to furthering knowledge about the economics of agriculture, rural communities, and natural resources. It was organized in 1910 as the American Farm Management Association, and became the American Farm Economics Association in 1914. In 1968 a subgroup left the organization and called itself the American Agricultural Economics Association.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 7
Collection Name: American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) Records
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 1987
Linear Feet: 28
Collection Description: Transferred to University of Illinois in 2010. American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) Records include correspondence of officers, the American Agricultural Editors Association constitution, minutes of meetings, committee notes, membership directories, reports, and Agricultural Editors Photo School correspondence and newsletters.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) was founded in 1921 by a small group of magazine editors to provide opportunities for professional improvement and networking to agricultural editors, writers and photojournalists.
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Collection Number: 359
Collection Name: American Biological Safety Association Collection
Earliest Date: 1950
Latest Date: 2013
Bulk Dates: 1964-1998
Linear Feet: 12.5
Collection Description: This collection contains conference, administrative, and publication records for the American Biological Safety Association. Materials include photographs of conference attendees (with captions), conference publications, membership directories, ABSA newsletters, ABSA governing laws, digital copies of "Safety Bulletin," and administrative files for ABSA regarding conference planning, annual meetings, membership, meeting minutes, newsletters, and the Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture materials.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: "The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. Its goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety in formation." from www.absa.org
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 307
Collection Name: American Conifer Society (ACS) Records
Earliest Date: 1983
Latest Date: 2002
Bulk Dates: 1990-1999
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The American Conifer Society (ACS) Records include correspondence, ACS Bulletin materials, Board of Directors' minutes, audiotapes of Board of Directors' meetings, financial records, legal incorporation documents, by-laws and policy documents, legal contract documents, national annual meetings, members' plant inventories, materials pertinent to the slide program "A Brief Look at Garden Conifers," ACS Central Region meeting files, locations of ACS national meetings (1983-2001), and membership directories. This is an open collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Conifer Society (ACS) is an organization of people who develop, preserve, and propagate conifers, clarify nomenclature, and educate the public.
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Collection Number: 259
Collection Name: American Dairy Goat Association Records
Collection Group: Dairy Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1914
Latest Date: 2000
Bulk Dates: 1928-1950
Linear Feet: 69
Collection Description: The American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) Records include registration records of dairy goats, meeting minutes, and publications. The majority of the collection consists of ADGA office records organized alphabetically by goat herd name, then by goat name. Cards include information on registration number, owners, breeders, records of transfer, and additional categories. Animal owners retain the official registration certificate. Also included are publications of the American Dairy Goat Association, the American Milk Goat Record Association, and the Nubian Milk Goat Register. Information in the collection is useful for researchers to track pedigrees.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 152
Collection Name: American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) Photograph Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1908
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1925-1954
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) Photograph Collection contains 115 black-and-white and color photographs, with captions and texts, mostly of members of poultry-related institutions and of events held by various poultry groups. Some of the institutions, conferences, and groups represented include the American Association of Instructors and Investigators in Poultry; American Feed Manufacturers Association; American Poultry Association; American Poultry and Hatchery Federation; American Poultry School; International Baby Chick Association; Judging and Breeding School; National Poultry Improvement Plan; National Turkey Federation; National Poultry Congress; Northeast Poultry Producers Council; Poultry Science Association; and the World’s Poultry Congress.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) was organized in 1952. According to the book American Poultry History 1823-1973, "The purpose of the [society] is to find, collect, and preserve records, pictures, materials and objects connected with the development of the poultry industry and to make available its great history to this and future generations, and to honor or recognize persons for outstanding achievement or leadership." The society (and a Hall of Fame, which was formed in 1954) was modeled on similar developments in the dairy industry. The APHS wanted to form an independent and inclusive organization that would serve all types of interest in the poultry industry, from "fanciers" to commercial poultry breeders.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 231
Collection Name: American Poultry Historical Society Artifact Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Linear Feet: 8.5
Collection Description: The American Poultry Historical Society Artifact Collection includes a marble rooster, an electronic egg, model poultry houses, an "Utgaard Hatchery" box, and poultry feed burlap sacks.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 9
Collection Name: American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) Records
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 1980
Linear Feet: 48.5
Collection Description: American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) Records consist of the American Romney Breeders Association's certificates of registry for ewes and rams.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) was founded in 1912 by Joe Wing, a world traveler and expert on sheep. He became an early secretary of ARBA, and was instrumental in the development of Romney sheep in America.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 10
Collection Name: American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Records
Earliest Date: 1883
Latest Date: 1982
Linear Feet: 12.75
Collection Description: The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Records consist mostly of photographs and negatives of people and places, organized and labeled by state and name of conference held within the state. Most photographs were taken at ASTA's annual meetings. Other organizational photographs include Southern Seedsmen’s Association, Western Seedsmen’s Association, and Pacific Seedsmen’s Association. The collection also includes minutes, constitutions, by-laws, letters, and memoranda of both New England Seedsmen’s Association and Seed Council of North America; as well as records of the ASTA’s National Beautification Committee papers (1967-1971), reports, committee papers, and seed packets.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: One of the oldest trade organizations in America, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was founded in 1883. Its founding members wanted an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seeds, associated products, and services throughout the world with a minimum of regulations affecting its members.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 354
Collection Name: American Seed Trade Association Photographs
Earliest Date: 1924
Latest Date: 1956
Bulk Dates: 1924-1956, n.d.
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The American Seed Trade Association Photographs contain matted 24"x15" (inc. mat) group photographs from various United States seed trade association meetings. Persons in photographs are not identified. Seed trade associations represented are as follows: American Seed Trade Association (1924, 1925, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1952), Atlantic Seedmen's Association (1956), California Seed Association (1949), Pacific Seedmen's Association (1943), and Western Seedmen's Association (1924, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1952, 1953).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: "Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. Its membership consists of about 850 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America. As an authority on plant germplasm, ASTA advocates science and policy issues of industry-wide importance." [From the American Seed Trade Association website, www.amseed.com]
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 229
Collection Name: American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) Records
Earliest Date: 1988
Latest Date: 1988
Bulk Dates: 1988
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) Records consist of nine VHS video tapes of the International Agribusiness Forum at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants, October 9-12, 1988, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1963 to improve the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 232
Collection Name: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Records
Earliest Date: 1968
Latest Date: 1972
Bulk Dates: 1968-1972
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The American Society of Agricultural Engineers Records includes yearbooks, journals and transactions.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Society of Agricultural Engineers is a professional and technical organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.
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Collection Number: 479
Collection Name: Americana Cookbook Collection
Earliest Date: 1915
Latest Date: 1961
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Americana Collection consists of 14 cookbooks from the early to mid 20th century with the following titles: 9th Grand National Cookbook, Baker’s Famous Chocolate Recipes, The Hershey Recipe Book, Blue Ribbon Recipe Book Omar, Pillsbury’s Best 11th Grand National Bake-Off Cookbook, Knudsen Recipes, Pillsbury’s 7th Grand National Cookbook, Pillsbury’s 13th Grand National Bake-Off Cookbook, Waring Blender Cook Book, 1915 Economy Cookbook, Mary Hunt’s Salad Bowl, Pillsbury’s 4th Grand National, 100 Grand National Recipes, and The Silent Hostess Treasure Book.
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Subjects: Human Nutrition
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 36
Collection Name: Andrew Christie Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1940
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Andrew Christie Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning Christie’s work with the Seventh World's Poultry Congress, held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1939.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: One of the earliest U.S. poultry breeders to recognize the need to breed poultry specifically for their meat-producing characteristics, Andrew Christie of Kingston, New Hampshire, developed his strain of New Hampshire Red chickens to produce a superior meat-type chicken.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 23
Collection Name: Anton Gabriel Blomqvist Letters
Earliest Date: 1876
Latest Date: 1882
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Anton Gabriel Blomqvist Letters consist of correspondence from Blomqvist to Franklin B. Hough, forest commissioner and first chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Division of Forestry, about forestry and the Forest Institute at Evois, Finland.
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Collection Number: 316
Collection Name: Appalachian Oral History Project Collection
Earliest Date: 1970
Latest Date: 1977
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Appalachian Oral History Project Collection consists of five document boxes with file folders of transcribed oral history interviews plus the Appalachian Oral History Project Union Catalog, which is a box list for the file folders.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Begun in 1970 as a cooperative effort by Alice Lloyd College and Lee Junior College in eastern Kentucky, the Appalachian Oral History Project was expanded to include Emory & Henry College in Virginia and Appalachian State University in North Carolina. The primary purpose was to collect tape recorded interviews of the history and folklore of the Central Appalachian region. In 1977, with the goal of making the material more accessible to researchers, the Project published the Appalachian Oral History Project Union Catalog, which is based on annotations from selected transcribed tapes.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 403
Collection Name: Arie Den Boer Crabapple Papers
Earliest Date: 1904
Latest Date: 1960
Bulk Dates: 1940
Linear Feet: 8.75
Collection Description: The papers consist of Arie F. den Boer's research notes and files used to write the book Flowering Crabapples published by the American Association of Nurserymen in 1959. His research notebooks contain hand-drawn images of crabapple trees. Includes a copy of the book.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Arie den Boer was a landscape gardener at the Water Works in Des Moines, Iowa. Water Works manager Charles Sing Denman encouraged his interest in crabapple research. Den Boer developed the park named Charles Sing Denman Woods which has the largest collection of flowering crabapple trees in existence.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 389
Collection Name: ARS Biological Control Documentation Center Records
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1990
Bulk Dates: 1920s - 1990s
Linear Feet: 138
Collection Description: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Biological Control Documentation Center Collection contains materials relating to biological control research conducted within the branches and divisions of the Agricultural Research Service. Formats of materials include correspondence, unpublished reports, research reports, grant applications, publications, shipping records, databases, photographs, and videotapes. Materials from closed international laboratories are also included. The records were collected and donated by Jack R. Coulson throughout his career working at many of the branches and divisions of ARS that dealt with biological control. Some of the records donated with the ARS Biological Control Documentation Center Collection were separated and accessioned as smaller collections because they were related to biological control but not directly part of this collection. These collections are the International Organization of Biological Control Collection, membership records and journal abstracts of the nonprofit organization, and the Jack R. Coulson Papers, his personal papers and editing contributions to biological control articles. Books accompanying the manuscript materials are held in Special Collections.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Historical timeline- 1934: Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine (BEPQ) was created. 1953: Agricultural Research Service (ARS) was established and BEPQ was abolished. 1954: Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction (IIPI) Research Branch was formed under ARS. Three foreign locations initially reported to IIPI one of which was the European Parasite Lab (EPL). 1964: Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory (BCIRL) in Columbia, Missouri was created. 1975-1993: Asian Parasite Laboratory (APL) was reestablished with the help of special funds for ARS biological control research on the gypsy moth. It was located in Seoul, South Korea and sponsored by the Beneficial Insect Introduction Branch (BIIB), ARS, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 458
Collection Name: ARS Biological Control Documentation Center Working Files in General Collection
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 248
Collection Description: ARS Biological Control Documentation Center Working Files in General Collection are unprocessed reference materials used by the staff when the center was located at the National Agricultural Library. 1. Books - 138 linear feet 2. Files (papers, clippings, and reprints) - 110 linear feet
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Historical timeline- 1934: Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine (BEPQ) was created. 1953: Agricultural Research Service (ARS) was established and BEPQ was abolished. 1954: Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction (IIPI) Research Branch was formed under ARS. Three foreign locations initially reported to IIPI one of which was the European Parasite Lab (EPL). 1964: Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory (BCIRL) in Columbia, Missouri was created. 1975-1993: Asian Parasite Laboratory (APL) was reestablished with the help of special funds for ARS biological control research on the gypsy moth. It was located in Seoul, South Korea and sponsored by the Beneficial Insect Introduction Branch (BIIB), ARS, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 345
Collection Name: ARS Research Report U-matic Videocassette Collection
Earliest Date: 1969
Latest Date: 1989
Bulk Dates: 1978-1988
Linear Feet: 36
Collection Description: The ARS Research Report U-matic Videocassette Collection is composed of over 200 USDA produced videos on a wide range of subjects. The majority of the videos are stored on the U-matic format, although there are roughly 10 films found on film reels and one audio cassette. Many videos are public service announcements, others are informational videos in a longer format. Topics include plant and animal production, agricultural planning, pesticides, new research directions and machinery, and food and nutrition. The materials were donated by William E. Premble at ARS in 1992. The series of videos were a part of the ARS Research Report series.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 67
Collection Name: Arthur Francis Gannon Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1934
Latest Date: 1958
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Arthur Francis Gannon Papers include correspondence and articles relating to his poultry projects.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Gannon (b. 1896) was the poultry project leader at the University of Georgia, Agricultural Extension Service. In 1958, Gannon was the recipient of the Pfizer Extension Award (prior to 1958 called the Poultry Service Extension Teaching Award).
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Collection Number: 323
Collection Name: Arthur J. Olmsted Collection of USDA Photographs
Earliest Date: 1880
Latest Date: 1930
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Arthur J. Olmsted Collection consists of black and white photographs of the first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administration building; other USDA buildings in Washington, D.C., that no longer exist; greenhouses on the National Mall; storm damage to buildings; a motion picture lab; Division of Illustration offices; a group photograph of "Agriculture Lab" photographers; C.A. Holder, foreign trade advisor; a corn club visitng Washington, D.C.; and USDA Assistant Secretary Carl S. Vrooman. Photographs are undated but appear to range in date from the 1880s-1930s.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: From the caption on one of the photographs, it appears likely that Olmsted was at a one time the chief photographer for the "Agriculture Lab."
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 348
Collection Name: Artifacts: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Linear Feet: 4
Collection Description: Artifacts: Screwworm Eradication Program Records contain materials used in various screwworm eradication program areas. Materials include screwworm fly dispersal boxes, a collection tube, a collection cup and holders, and signs.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 12
Collection Name: Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) Records
Earliest Date: 1971
Latest Date: 1989
Linear Feet: 11
Collection Description: The Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) Records consist of copies of the Journal of NAL Associates, newsletters, as well as other publications and promotional materials with which the Associates were involved.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) was founded in 1970 to promote the development of the library by means of encouraging the donation of gifts and desirable collections, providing direct financial assistance for the purchase of unique items, aiding in public relations by informing the community about library services and challenges, and communicating the needs of the community to the library administration. In the 1990s, the organization dissolved.
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Collection Number: 215
Collection Name: Audiovisual Materials: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 7
Collection Description: Collection includes photographs, slides, and films portraying the screwworm eradication efforts in the U.S., Mexico, and South America.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Screwworm Audiovisual materials document aspects of the effort to eliminate the New World screwworm from North American and South America. A flesh-eating pest of warm-blooded animals, the screwworm was brought under control using the Sterile Insect Technique, which emphasizes biological control methods. The technique uses large numbers of reared sterile flies to overwhelm and eliminate the wild fertile population through interbreeding.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None


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